The Catering Phone Center of the Future

Michael Attias Jun 29, 2022

Dating myself, there was a stack of applications over an inch thick for my first job as a dishwasher. Thanks to a friend who was a busboy at the restaurant, that was the "big break" I needed to be an overnight success in the restaurant business.

Today’s hiring environment is drastically different. I have no idea where the workforce has disappeared to. Are there super-geniuses with a gift of parlaying their stimulus money into record-breaking investment returns Bernie Madoff would have envied?

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Selling Is Dead

Michael Attias Dec 8, 2021

There is a stigma around selling. When I say “Natural born salesman”, what comes to mind?

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Choose Your Words Wisely

Michael Attias Oct 13, 2021

I am guessing at least once in your life…

At the beginning of a fight that was about to start…

You were told…

“Choose your words wisely!”

That is great advice to prevent a drag-out or a night on the couch with a flimsy blanket and Netflix playing in the background.

But what I am talking about is choosing your selling words wisely. Whether you are crafting a script for calls, cold calling, your drive-thru window or how your phone is answered, a well-crafted script can be worth tens of thousands of dollars to you.

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What Do You Believe?

Michael Attias Jul 7, 2021

One of my best friends, Mark Moskowitz, and I go back to our college days at Memphis State. Late last night, he forwarded me an article by Roy Williams, The Wizard of Ads, about belief.

It got me thinking about what I believe.

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The World’s Oldest Profession

Michael Attias Jun 30, 2021

The world’s oldest profession is not what you’re thinking. Get your mind out of the gutter.

Sales is “the” oldest profession. In the bible, Eve sold Adam on taking a bite out of the apple. Since the dawn of time, someone has been selling someone something. Whether it’s a vase in the bazaar or an ideology or a house, car or boxed lunch, the world revolves around selling.

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Necessity is the Mother: How to Grow Catering Sales in 2021

Michael Attias Dec 16, 2020

We have all heard the quote, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”

This year has put this quote to the test. As a company, we have had to pivot and invent things to help us and our clients survive this pandemic.

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Custom Menu Display Rules to Boost Your Catering Profits

Michael Attias Dec 3, 2020

Throughout the pandemic, caterers and restaurants have been learning of ways to pivot and get creative with their businesses to stay afloat.

CaterZen is introducing another commonly-requested software feature that can provide you with more flexibility to make a profit during this challenging time. Now you'll have the ability to create custom menu times rules, where you can offer specific menus at specific times on your online ordering site.

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Kitchen Printer Integration for Catering Receipts

Michael Attias Oct 7, 2020

We’ve taken another big step to help our clients with their takeout and delivery business.

We've excited to announce that CaterZen has partnered with Star Micronics, and our catering software is now integrated with the TSP654II high-speed thermal receipt printer.

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New Online Ordering System Feature Enhancements - Part 2

Michael Attias Aug 12, 2020

While the pandemic continues to affect the food service industry, we're doing whatever we can to help you through this challenging time, to make your business more profitable and earn more revenue.

Since takeout, curbside and delivery services are keeping many restaurants afloat, we’ve added even more features to our popular online ordering system, fully-integrated with the rest of our catering software.

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Increase Your Restaurant Profits With CaterZen’s Online Ordering System

Michael Attias Jul 30, 2020

I thought the two months my girlfriend and I were quarantined this spring would set the record for the most takeout ordered in my life.

I was wrong.

Almost seven weeks ago, she developed COVID-19. My case started four days after hers.

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